Nurses at Baptist Health are encouraged to pursue learning throughout their career. Baptist Health employees accepted to the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program at various affiliated universities may apply for a scholarship from the Baptist Health Nurse Scholars Program.

Students enrolled in this program are taking classes full-time, whether the program is face-to-face or online.

Students accepted into the Baptist Health Nurse Scholars Programs are provided a scholarship towards school tuition. This amount, is paid directly to the university, and students are responsible for the balance of their tuition along with additional fees as determined by the school.

Participants will be selected annually based on the needs of the organization.

At the completion of the program, eligible graduates may be offered employment at Baptist Health with a work commitment of  five years.

Program Accreditation
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) or Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

Barbara Marchante, MSN, RN
Director of Nursing Education Barbara Marchante, MSN, RN 786-596-4194

Eligibility Requirements and Application Schedule

Our program attracts, educates, and retains exceptional healthcare talent to serve the South Florida community. Program participants will be trained in the Baptist Health Way with a focus on quality, inclusion, compassion, and collaboration.

Eligibility Prerequisites

  • RN license
  • Completion of all prerequisites
  • Full acceptance into nursing program
  • Eligible to work in the United States
  • Must be a Baptist Health employee:
    • No corrective action during the last six months
    • Must fully meet the most recent annual evaluation
    • Must meet with the CNO of employing entity to discuss research/capstone objectives.


Application Requirements

Once you have completed all of the prerequisites, you may download an application for the Baptist Health Nurse Scholars Program. A complete application includes the following:

  • Completed and signed application forms.
  • A letter of full acceptance from your nursing program.
  • Most recent, official transcripts. Must be unopened.
  • Professional resume
  • Essay (one page, typed. Briefly tell us about yourself and “Why you want to pursue this degree?”)
  • Three recommendation forms
    • Baptist Health employees must have one letter of recommendation completed by their manager and one by their CNO.

All completed applications must be submitted electronically to After submitting a completed application, schedule a career counseling session with the program director prior to the May 15th deadline.

Acceptance and admission to the program is contingent on submission of all requested materials and meeting all eligibility requirements as determined by the program.

Application Timeline

  • Where do applicants go to apply? Application
  • When are applications accepted? March 1 - May 15
  • When are candidate interviews? June
  • When are candidates matched/notified of acceptance? July
  • When does the program start? August

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